UK Ethernet Supplier Vaioni taps Ciena for Carrier Ethernet Upgrade


Vaioni, the UK Carrier Ethernet Aggregator, has deployed a range of Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet solutions as part of its enhanced Ethernet service offerings to enterprises, carriers and cloud providers across the country. Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery (CESD) portfolio has been rolled out across Vaioni’s UK network infrastructure, allowing the operator to significantly extend the reach of its core network connectivity in its home market, deliver a full suite of next generation Ethernet services, and maximise service availability while reducing the cost and complexity of turning up new services.

After a detailed analysis and evaluation, Vaioni has chosen to standardise on Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery portfolio for all network infrastructure equipment across its UK network. The deployment of Ciena CESD equipment is now complete – including a 100% swap of old equipment.

Vaioni selected Ciena’s 3916, 3920 and 3930 Service Delivery Switches, as well as its 5150 Service Aggregation Switch to build a next-generation Ethernet access and aggregation architecture capable of delivering a full suite of Ethernet services (E-line, E-LAN, E-Tree) to the wholesale carrier and enterprise markets.

Ciena’s 3930 and 5150 platforms are being used to deploy 10 Gbps optical fibre rings in key metro areas across the UK, allowing the delivery of next-generation Ethernet services in a cost-effective manner. The solution utilises G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching to maximize service availability on the network.

The 3916 and 3920 platforms serve as customer demarcation devices, ensuring Quality of Service (QoS) required to correctly handle multiple customer applications.

“As our business grows and our customers demand faster and more effective service turn-up than ever before, the low-touch provisioning model of Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet platforms allows us to accelerate deployment times and significantly lower the cost of bringing new customers onto our network. Coupled with the reliability and scalability inherent in Ciena’s portfolio, these benefits are key in enabling us to offer industry-leading Service Level Agreements to our demanding customers and thrive in an increasingly competitive market. We will be the only UK operator to offer a full Carrier Ethernet proposition coupled with complete autonomy from Telecoms Carriers.” says Sachin Vaish, MD at Vaioni

“In today’s competitive environment, for an operator to be able to offer a more robust network service and shorter deployment time often means crossing the finish line ahead of the competition in the race for new business. We’re confident that our Carrier Ethernet solutions will equip Vaioni with the transport-class infrastructure needed to continue growing its business and delivering unmatched service to its customers,” says John-Paul Hemingway, EMEA vice president of strategic development at Ciena

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